Chennai Airport to Resume All Flight Operations From Tomorrow

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Chennai Airport to Resume All Flight Operations From Tomorrow

Aircraft are parked at waterlogged Chennai airport after heavy rainfall. (PTI Photo)

Chennai:  All domestic and international flights from Chennai, both day and night, will resume from Monday morning after partial day-time services operated today.

"....availability of Chennai airport for all weather day and night operations for all flights for which domestic and international terminals will be available from 6 am of 7.12.2015," an Airports Authority of India (AAI) statement said today evening.

This followed an inspection by Directorate General Of Civil Aviation (DGCA) for night operations, an Airports Authority of India spokesman said.

The airport was shut down last Tuesday night after heavy downpour flooded the runway and all other operating areas.

After a review, technical and ferry flights were allowed to operate from Saturday and the AAI had permitted day-time flights to operate from today.

An Air India passenger aircraft to Port Blair was the first flight to take off this morning.

Five passenger flights, all of Air India, took off from or landed at Chennai Airport till 5 pm today. An Oman Air plane stranded at the Chennai airport departed for Muscat with two crew.

Four ferry flights also took off or landed at the airport, AAI sources said.

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